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* Postal services of Sri Lanka to discontinue telegram system next month
Sat, Jan 19, 2013, 08:56 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Ministry of Postal Services says that the Postal Department will completely discontinue the telegram service in February.

The loss making age old telegram service is run jointly by the Department of Postal Services and the Sri Lanka Telecom.

Sources say that the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has not so far issued the license for the telegram service for the year 2013.

Telegrams have become unpopular with the modern technology and the service is mostly used by public servants in reporting sick and other legal matters for which proof of delivery is necessary.

A special discussion is scheduled to be held between the relevant authorities next week to decide the exact date the service will be terminated.

The staff of 1,300 engaged in delivery of telegrams is to be redeployed for other duties within the Postal Department.



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